Backroads Names Top Five Romantic Destinations in Honor of Valentine’s Day

Active Travel Is Trending for Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Marriage Proposals and Office Romance

couple in Greece with water and bikeBerkeley, CA — Does the couple who travel together, stay together? Backroads, the leading active travel company, sure thinks so. And a recent survey by the U.S. Travel Association backs up that theory: the study revealed that couples who travel together have better sex lives and more romance in their relationships than couples who stay home.

Backroads offers exciting adventures all over the world for romantics of all ages, such as biking in Bali, hiking in Provence, or an active tour of the California Wine Country. Based on guest feedback over the past year, Backroads ranks the top five most romantic active travel vacations for 2016 as: Tuscany Biking, Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking, Loire Valley Biking, Costa Rica Multisport and Maui & Lanai Walking.

couple looking at islandDuring 2015, the company estimates that more than 250 couples celebrated their anniversaries with a Backroads trip and some 25 couples chose to take active honeymoons in Backroads destinations such as Hawaii, Loire Valley, Ireland and China. Other destinations trending upwards with couples are Vermont, Iceland, Mallorca and the French Pyrenees & Spanish Rioja region. Backroads trips are also gaining in popularity as wedding gifts, or as part of a wedding registry.

But love isn’t in the air for Backroads’ guests only—the company has counted more than 50 marriages among its own employees to date!

“We’re honored to provide the backdrop for so many people to meet and fall in love, whether it’s on a Backroads trip in Tuscany, in celebration of a wedding anniversary, or among staffers in our corporate offices,” said Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale. “We strive to search out the best and most beautiful destinations across the globe to give couples wonderful choices when planning an active honeymoon or anniversary, or surprise marriage proposal.”

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